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Iowa All-Day Singing

Berwick Congregational Church, Berwick, Iowa

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The 11th annual Iowa All-Day Singing was called to order by Martha Pinder leading 84. Reverend Sharla Hulsey offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Martha Pinder 47t; Bruce Voyles 344, 496; Annie Grieshop 186, 368; Sharla Hulsey 198, 86; Tamara Harris 87, 313t; Henry Schuman 318, 193; Betty Marvin 34b, 540; Jim Page 284, 188.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Martha Pinder; Vice Chairman—Bruce Voyles; Secretary—Henry Schuman.

RECESS

Bruce Voyles called the class to order leading 43. Leaders: Charlotte Baldwin and Scott Kalberer 189, 77t; Bruce Western 30b, 236; Eleanor Haase 352, 32t; Ruth Wampler 394, 436; Lara Wells 163b, 52t; Ryan Wheeler 480, 417.

Michael Moore conducted the memorial lesson. Michael spoke for the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. He led 34t in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Bob Anderson, Melvin Beach, Wyatt Brady, Richard Cleaver, Harrison Creel, Joan Fritz, Bob Scorgie, and Julie Vea.

He led 385b in memory of the following deceased: John Merritt—Mississippi; Stephen L. Allen—California; Phil Kintner and Al Pinder—Iowa; Sam Thomas—Ohio; Joyce Anderson—Wisconsin; Stephen Scott and Peter Vea (unknown state).

LUNCH

Martha Pinder called the class to order leading 442. Leaders: Michael Moore 99, 40; Cathy Lutz 378b, 500; Eric Saylor 74b, 551; Linda Selph 33b, 456; Henry Schuman 59; Midge Olsen 66, 474; Paul Landskroener 365, 415; Barb Patterson 230, 91; Jim Pfau 68b, 328.

RECESS

Annie Grieshop called the class to order leading 282. Leaders: Karen Swenson 327, 384; Jeff Nayadley and Annie Grieshop 270, 455; Bonnie Davis 210, 171; Gordon Olsen and Brad Harris 547, 277; Jenna Harmon 532, 183; Matt Wells 472, 323t; Callie Garnett 315, 276; Linda Selph and Linda Cook 208; Tamara Harris 450; Ruth Wampler 383; Betty Marvin 538; Ryan Wheeler 278b.

Announcements were made, and Martha Pinder led 347 as the closing song. Reverend Sharla Hulsey dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Martha Pinder; Vice Chairman—Bruce Voyles; Secretary—Henry Schuman